Kool John

Kool John

Biography

Based out of Richmond, California, rapper Kool John is a solo artist and also a member of the West Coast collective the HBK Gang. After selling his "Club Mix" cassettes around high school, he kicked off his career as an MC working with fellow rapper LoveRance. In 2011 he joined Iamsu!, Sage the Gemini, and others in the Bay Area collective the HBK Gang and appeared on their debut mixtape, Gang Forever, in 2013. In 2014 he released the solo mixtape Shmop City, its title a reference to Kool John's Shmoplife label.

Discography

Kool John - Peace, Love, Shmoplife

Kool John - Peace, Love, Shmoplife

Shmoplife Entertainment 2013
Kool John - Chill.Drink.F*ck.Smoke

Kool John - Chill.Drink.F*ck.Smoke

Shmoplife Entertainment 2013
Kool John - Shmop City

Kool John - Shmop City

Shmoplife Entertainment 2014
Kool John & P-Lo - Moovie!

Kool John & P-Lo - Moovie!

Moovie! 2015
Kool John - Up All Night

Kool John - Up All Night

Shmoplife Entertainment 2017

Guest Appearances

Pooh Hefner - Cafe Mason
  • Wanna Go Out

Pooh Hefner - Cafe Mason

A.O.B. Entertainment 2012
Problem - Welcome To Mollywood: Part 2
  • Crazy

Problem - Welcome To Mollywood: Part 2

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC 2012
IamSu - Suzy 6 Speed
  • 100 Grand

IamSu - Suzy 6 Speed

HBK Gang 2012
HD Of Bearfaced - Extortion Muzik 4
  • Codiene Cups

HD Of Bearfaced - Extortion Muzik 4

Bearfaced Music 2012
Philthy Rich - Kill Zone The Leak
  • Broke Niggas Make Me Sick

Philthy Rich - Kill Zone The Leak

Livewire Records 2012
Hot Aka Marty Mcfly - Dope
  • FTP

Hot Aka Marty Mcfly - Dope

Fly Club, Sick Wid' It Records 2013
Sage The Gemini - Remember Me (Deluxe Edition)
  • College Drop

Sage The Gemini - Remember Me (Deluxe Edition)

Republic Records 2013
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 5
  • All Y'all

E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 5

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2013
Fox Aka Thug Pimpin' - Both Sides Of The Game
  • You Can Get It

Fox Aka Thug Pimpin' - Both Sides Of The Game

Mo' Life Records 2013
Tbhm - Care Package, Vol. 1
  • Vibrate

Tbhm - Care Package, Vol. 1

Not On Label 2013
Kool Guy W/ Eaze - Kgradio 3: Get Red
  • Lodi Dodi

Kool Guy W/ Eaze - Kgradio 3: Get Red

Estuary Inc 2013
Problem & Iamsu! - Million Dollar Afro
  • 100 Grand

Problem & Iamsu! - Million Dollar Afro

HBK Gang, Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC 2013
Problem & Iamsu! - Million Dollar Afro (Deluxe Edition)
  • 100 Grand

Problem & Iamsu! - Million Dollar Afro (Deluxe Edition)

HBK Gang, Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC 2013
akaFrank - The Boycott
  • Work Exchange

akaFrank - The Boycott

Full Pull Ent 2013
Nht Boyz - Y P Vs Rizzy
  • Baggin Bitches

Nht Boyz - Y P Vs Rizzy

Nht Boyz Music 2013
DB Tha General - I Should've Been Signed
  • Red Cups

DB Tha General - I Should've Been Signed

Bad Mouth Entertainment 2013
IamSu - Kilt 2
  • Hold It Down

IamSu - Kilt 2

HBK Gang 2013
IamSu - Kilt 2 (Deluxe Edition)
  • 100 Grand

IamSu - Kilt 2 (Deluxe Edition)

HBK Gang 2013
Show Banga - Dont Stop Votin (Deluxe Edition)
  • First Nite

Show Banga - Dont Stop Votin (Deluxe Edition)

HomeTeam Entertainment 2013
Tbhm Wet - The Wet Show
  • Hands On Yo Hip

Tbhm Wet - The Wet Show

Tbhm Wet 2013
Iamsu! - Sincerely Yours
  • Back On Your Mind

Iamsu! - Sincerely Yours

HBK Gang Records, Alternative Distribution Alliance 2014
Rayven Justice - I Have A Dream EP
  • I See You

Rayven Justice - I Have A Dream EP

The Rayven Justice Music Group 2014
Iamsu! - Sincerely Yours 1.5
  • Back On Your Mind

Iamsu! - Sincerely Yours 1.5

HBK Gang Records, Alternative Distribution Alliance 2014
Petey Mac - The West Kept Secret
  • Doadie

Petey Mac - The West Kept Secret

Livewire Records, Stay Blowin Entertainment 2014
E Dubb - Dolla & A Dream
  • Pour It Up

E Dubb - Dolla & A Dream

Underpass Studios 2014
C-Money - Just 4 You
  • Shut It Down

C-Money - Just 4 You

Audible Treats, Ltd 2014
Armani DePaul - The Morning Show
  • Ride On It

Armani DePaul - The Morning Show

Fresh In The Flesh, Beach Boi Music 2014
Dmac - Panoramic - EP
  • Yankin

Dmac - Panoramic - EP

Get It Entertainment 2014
Dmac - The Party Starter
  • Yankin

Dmac - The Party Starter

Get It Entertainment 2014
ST Spittin & Christiamentalz - All In A Days Work
  • Mind Games

ST Spittin & Christiamentalz - All In A Days Work

JGE 2014
Nikatine Da King - Nht Boyz Present Wet Yang II
  • Moment Of Silence

Nikatine Da King - Nht Boyz Present Wet Yang II

Tree Crew Records 2014
Chippass - Nht Boyz Present Original Yangster II
  • No Time

Chippass - Nht Boyz Present Original Yangster II

Tree Crew Records 2014
Young Bari - Mob Solo
  • Looking At Me

Young Bari - Mob Solo

Not On Label 2014
Show Banga - Mayor 4 Life
  • Pay Me

Show Banga - Mayor 4 Life

HomeTeam, Mo Betta, EMPIRE 2015
Armani DePaul - Eden Island
  • Temporary

Armani DePaul - Eden Island

Beach Boi Music 2015
City P - We Want City (Deluxe Edition)
  • Ballin' Out

City P - We Want City (Deluxe Edition)

Tprich, Official Bizness 2015
Ooty Ooo - Shmoplife Made
  • Shmoplife Made

Ooty Ooo - Shmoplife Made

Shmoplife 2015
Aka Frank & Iamsu! - Biggie Smalls
  • Backwoods And Back Rubs

Aka Frank & Iamsu! - Biggie Smalls

HBK Gang, Aka Ent 2015
Young B Doe - Like Never Before
  • All We Do

Young B Doe - Like Never Before

SMF Entertainment 2015
Marty Grimes - Nobody Said It Was Easy
  • Bands

Marty Grimes - Nobody Said It Was Easy

Not On Label 2015
Mac Prince - Mac Prince Loaf Gang
  • I'm The Man

Mac Prince - Mac Prince Loaf Gang

Audemar Music Corp 2015
Tilltz & Plushh - Gift Rap 2
  • Bottles Poppin

Tilltz & Plushh - Gift Rap 2

Fuckwrong Ent. 2015
akaFrank - akaFrank Vol. 2
  • Be A Freak

akaFrank - akaFrank Vol. 2

Aka-Ent 2015
akaFrank - Bae.K.A.Frank
  • Like Me

akaFrank - Bae.K.A.Frank

Aka-Ent 2015
akaFrank - Trap Moses
  • Don't Stop

akaFrank - Trap Moses

Aka-Ent 2015
Priceless Da Roc - Forever California
  • Get Money

Priceless Da Roc - Forever California

EMPIRE Recordings, T.P.E 2015
Show Banga - Currently Grinding - EP
  • On Fire

Show Banga - Currently Grinding - EP

HomeTeam, Mo Betta, EMPIRE 2015
YPOnTheBeat - YP $poelstra: Heat Vol. 2 (Deluxe Edition)
  • To The Neck

YPOnTheBeat - YP $poelstra: Heat Vol. 2 (Deluxe Edition)

Not On Label 2015
League Of Starz - LOS.FM 2
  • Alone

League Of Starz - LOS.FM 2

League Of Starz 2015
J.G. Justdippin - #Thetakeover
  • Too Much

J.G. Justdippin - #Thetakeover

Sleepy Stoner Co. 2015
Anonymous That Dude - Coffee & Kush
  • Dedicated

Anonymous That Dude - Coffee & Kush

No Days Off Entertainment 2015
IamSu - Kilt 3
  • Gucci

IamSu - Kilt 3

Eyes On Me LLC 2016
SB Shmack - Berner Presents: Black Hippie
  • Audi

SB Shmack - Berner Presents: Black Hippie

Thizz Music, B4andAfter Records, Bern One Entertainment 2016
Traxamillion - The Trapp Addict - EP
  • Pull Up

Traxamillion - The Trapp Addict - EP

Slapp Addict Productions LLC 2016
The Mekanix - Under The Hood
  • Rotation

The Mekanix - Under The Hood

Zoo Entertainment 2016
Show Banga - ShowTime 2
  • Can't Stand Me

Show Banga - ShowTime 2

HomeTeam, Mo Betta, EMPIRE 2016
Niko G4 - Worth The Risk
  • Run It Back

Niko G4 - Worth The Risk

Roll With The Winners 2016
akaFrank - akaFrank, Vol. 3
  • Always About

akaFrank - akaFrank, Vol. 3

Aka-Ent 2016
Cousin Fik - Sickest Nigga Healthy 3: Another Dose
  • Learn Sumn

Cousin Fik - Sickest Nigga Healthy 3: Another Dose

Sick Wid It Records 2016
Dave Steezy - Aesthetically Placed
  • Right Now!

Dave Steezy - Aesthetically Placed

Not On Label 2016
Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Make It Work
  • Make It Work

Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Make It Work

Timeless Music Inc. 2016
RBC Bugzy - Household Name
  • Run It Up

RBC Bugzy - Household Name

Rubberband Clan, Inc. 2016
William Genaro - Motivation
  • Full Time

William Genaro - Motivation

Rare Creator Co. 2016
akaFrank - O.T.
  • Another Scene

akaFrank - O.T.

Aka-Ent 2017
P-Lo - More Than Anything
  • Still Fine

P-Lo - More Than Anything

P-Lo, EMPIRE 2017
Evante - Therapy
  • Let Me In It (Bonus Track)

Evante - Therapy

X-Ray Records 2017
Dboi Ltd - The Listening Party
  • They Know What I Do (Remix)

Dboi Ltd - The Listening Party

Livin' The Dream Ent. 2017
  • Gimme A Light

Keak Da Sneak - Withdrawl

Allnfallndoe, Zoo Entertainment, EMPIRE 2017

Compilations

Cousin Fik - Sickest Nigga Healthy
  • Perkin'

Cousin Fik - Sickest Nigga Healthy

Sick Wid It Records 2012
Various - Real Richmond Vs. Everybody
  • On Me

Various - Real Richmond Vs. Everybody

BNM Ent 2015
Various - Livewire The Saga Continues
  • U Ready

Various - Livewire The Saga Continues

Livewire Records 2015
Armani DePaul - Run The Streets Vol. 1
  • Ride On It

Armani DePaul - Run The Streets Vol. 1

BeachBoyLos 2015
Various - Omada
  • She On Me

Various - Omada

Jarv Ent 2015
BHC Pierre - Have More Than One Hustle, Vol. 1
  • Codeine Cups

BHC Pierre - Have More Than One Hustle, Vol. 1

Breakin Hearts 2015
Armani DePaul - Run The Streets Vol. 2
  • Eddie Kane

Armani DePaul - Run The Streets Vol. 2

Beach Boi Music 2016
Various - Air Waves N Thingz / She Know Wassup
  • Boss Up

Various - Air Waves N Thingz / She Know Wassup

NanoLivewire 2016
Hey I Made This Beat - Hey I Made This Beat, Vol.1
  • My Habit

Hey I Made This Beat - Hey I Made This Beat, Vol.1

Aka-Ent 2016
ST Spittin - The Best Of ST Spittin, Vol. 1 Catch Up
  • Chillin'

ST Spittin - The Best Of ST Spittin, Vol. 1 Catch Up

Monsters Ink 2016
Various - Beaches & Bridges - La 2 Da Bay, Vol. 5
  • Roll Call

Various - Beaches & Bridges - La 2 Da Bay, Vol. 5

2Treal Music Group 2017